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"You Bet Your Life" With Groucho Marx

Episode of the popular 50's TV series "You Bet Your Life" starring Groucho Marx. Complete with DeSoto commercials.

Run time Approx 30 Minutes
Audio/Visual sound, Black and White


Groucho Marx as Himself


Reviewer: chenango - - January 19, 2012
Subject: Secret Word, BTW is "Food"
This show is simply one of the very best and most entertaining in television history, and this particular episode is immensely enjoyable. By all means, check it out.
Reviewer: DougBee - - March 20, 2011
Subject: Groucho at his best!
A first rate episode and a perfect showcase for Groucho's ad-lib acumen. The opening with the single woman is spot-on Groucho at his smarmy best. Then, a wall-eyed contestant named Albert Hall provides an amazing segment, as he and Marx mug at each other.
Reviewer: Puck30 - - January 13, 2011
Subject: A True Classic!
It's Groucho! Nothing more needs to be said.
Reviewer: redhead doll - - October 10, 2010
Subject: thanks
In australia this show wasnt shown and it was a thing of legend to me.
the cleverness of marx and his off hand comments still are funny on 10/10/2010.

albert hall is straight from central casting,his face is thing of beauty and terror.
the marx brothers are so funny and very before their time, groucho most significantly.

now we can replay marx brothers movies but at the time a person would have to watch movies a few time to catch all the jokes cos they flew strong and fast.
again thanks to the person who left this for us all to see and share this great experience of being with in mr marxs once more.
Reviewer: Earlon - - February 21, 2010
Subject: A catalog site for Classic TV shows
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Reviewer: Lunatic By The Sea - - July 19, 2009
Subject: Those Desotos could kill ya...
Be sure to check out the gear shift lever during commercial break...that thing must have been responsible for an untold amount of impalings.
I wonder if thats why we don't see very many Desoto owners these days.

LOVE the show btw.
Reviewer: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan - - December 29, 2008
Subject: I Uploaded This
Very good TV series from the 1950's, very popular at the time.
Reviewer: matt1900 - - December 26, 2008
Subject: you bet your life
Really funny show as all the Groucho You Bet Your Life shows were. Fennerman was great as Groucho's sidekick. That 55 Desoto was one fine looking car.
Reviewer: Preacher man - - November 27, 2008
Subject: Groucho Marx
This is so funny, and I was'tn even born yet. Good TV not like programming today.
Reviewer: bonnie scotland - - September 17, 2008
Subject: American classic genius TV
Better than Bruce Forsythe's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (1960's).
Reviewer: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid - - August 8, 2008
Subject: Groucho is Great
Hi, I'm Yugi Moto, and I enjoyed this TV footage. This quiz show made Groucho a household name, and features some great comedy. Unlike "Twenty One", this show was NOT rigged. It's high quality TV at it's best.
Reviewer: MarkCooper - - July 6, 2008
Subject: Great
Even funnier than the radio series.
Reviewer: Robin_1990 - - May 7, 2008
Subject: I Uploaded This
It's Fun.
Reviewer: LatinGal - - March 24, 2008
Subject: Upstaging Groucho
The third contestant, Albert Hall, is worth watching just for himself. Hilarious! He should have show of his own.
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